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Need an obscure AM Radio part......for 1st Gen.

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Mar 16, 2003.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    OK,

    First of all a BIG thank you to the list's own LKJR for sending me a beautiful factory AM radio for FREE!!!! Thanks LES!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Things got even better today, when I went and got an "uncut" 1st Gen dash for this radio to go into.....double thumbs up! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    So now, the only parts I'm missing are the little clamping "cups" that hold the radio in place. It's a little hard to describe, but if you have ever seen one of these radios you probably know what it is......

    The radio goes in behind the dash and the 2 posts come through the holes. Then you slide these two "cups" over the posts, and thread the hexnuts down to clamp the radio in place.

    Anyway....that's the only part I'm still missing. If anyone has some, or even knows of a company that sells this obscure part....please let me know.
     
  2. Stroked72Blazer

    Stroked72Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Bet you could get these out of a salvage yard. I know my 78 FireBird hade them with the factory radio.
     
  3. 70~K5

    70~K5 1/2 ton status

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    Hey Greg I have those on a Corvair radio in the garage should be the same ones. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Bruce,

    Are you willing to part with them?

    I'll trade you a Rick Russell's Moab VHS tape for it....!!! (BTW -> I just got around to watching that tape on Friday night...... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif Pretty good stuff.
     
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    yea greg, I kept those so I could mount my plexi plate to conseal the changer display, but I seem to have lost one so if anyone happens to have a plethera of them I need one too.
     
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    Greg, I think I have those and the radio that came out of my 68 c-10 . I think it even works /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif let me know if you are interested. Steve
     
  7. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Steve,

    If you've got them.....I'm interested!

    I'll pay for the shipping if you're willing to get rid of them. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Hey Greg why don't you run down here and pick up your radio thingies. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Greg if you don't get them from 70~k5 let me know . I have to ship some shocks back this week anyway, so I could take care of this then.do you want the hole thing or just the cups?
     
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    Hey guys, check over on the message boards at 67-72chevytrucks.com. I've seen a lot of AM radios being sold/given away over there.
     
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    I know this is a little old now, but how difficult was it to replace the dash? Any tips?

    I'm contemplating doing the same thing pretty soon and I could either try to repair just the radio opening, but the windshield has cracked welds all around so I'd have to remove the windshield anyway to take care of those.
     
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    Not so bad to do.

    DCP_1346dashrepair.jpg

    DCP_1347dashrepair.jpg
     
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    Cool, any pics of the process and the end result?
     
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    Just the end result.

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    DCP_1999dash.jpg
     
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    Well, that certainly looks good enough for me. Did you have to use any bondo or other filler on the welds, or did it just grind down easy enough?

    I was looking more into adding AC and it's looking like it's more of a big deal than just keeping a cooler full of soda in the back for hot days. To do a stock conversion is coming out to be at least $1500. Repairing the radio hole by itself seems more and more attractive now. Thanks for the pics. I found a straight dash I can cut up at the pick-n-pull tomorrow.
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Holy "Back from the Dead" posts BatMan!!!
     
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    Yep, I know how to use the search feature now. :) I wanted as much advice before I went and cut my dash apart. Did you actually replace the dash? Any pics of progress?
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I still have the complete replacement dash (hauled it all the way from CA) but haven't done anything with it yet.

    Progress???? HA! Don't make me laugh....it's been almost 2 years since I've even turned a wrench on my rig. :mad:
     
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    'bout time ya got started, don't ya think? :smirk:

    If your bringing it to Paragon with us in May, you might wanna find that wrench.
     
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    Wow, it must be really reliable.:whistle:
     

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